Summer is flying by and it won’t be long until Open Enrollment begins for 2017. In fact, now is the time to start thinking about your health insurance needs for the coming year and getting prepared. For many North Carolinians, 2016 saw an increase in insurance premiums as well as changes in long-standing networks. Enrollment issues with the federal Marketplace and customer service issues across the board left many BCBSNC members feeling weary and frustrated. As insurance agents, we understand those frustrations. Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC has worked tirelessly over the last few months to update information, improve communication, and meet the challenges presented by the ACA market. On June 9th, BCBSNC President and CEO Brad Wilson told the News and Observer, “While some critics of the law are saying ‘I told you so,’ I believe we need to take a more constructive tone toward making sure the ACA is in fact sustainable for the long haul” (Read full article).
And that is just what Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is doing.
As many other insurance companies are pulling out of the ACA market altogether, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC is committed to pressing forward. Wilson went on to say, “For the past three years, we have been the only health insurer to offer ACA plans in all 100 counties. Our commitment to doing what’s best for North Carolina is unwavering. But the best thing for North Carolinians is for BCBSNC to remain a strong, viable company that can continue providing coverage to our customers.”
As you prepare and consider your health insurance options, remember that BCBSNC has been serving the residents of North Carolina for over 80 years, offering reliable coverage at a competitive price. In 2017, you will be able to enroll in a BCBSNC health plan both on and off the federal Marketplace. At NC Health plans, we are committed to helping you through the enrollment process from beginning to end and utilize the most advanced, user-friendly application process, allowing you to get a quote, determine subsidy eligibility, choose a plan and submit an application in a matter of minutes.
For more information on North Carolina insurance coverage, please visit our website at www.nchealthplans.com or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 and speak with one of our experienced and professional agents.